Making Covenants

Q. Wondering what your thoughts are on the subject of Christians making covenants? An increasing number of bible studies and christian groups are asking participants to sign covenants agreeing to whatever is required by the course, or to certain obligations within the group. I feel uncomfortable being asked to do so. Wondering if you have addressed this subject in your writings? Thanks!

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Changing The times And The Law

Q. I had a thought the other day, in Daniel 7, verse 25 specifically, it talks about the Anti Christ thinking to change the times and the law.   Is this saying he is trying to change the calendar? and international laws?  I find this interesting since all this hype about the mayan calendar ending in 2012, and it appears that we are heading to a one world government, just something I have been thinking about, but I want to clarify what Daniel is saying exactly. Thanks so much!

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Describing The 2nd Coming

Q. Could you please explain Matt. 24:28?  I was once taught that the carcasses were the spiritually dead (non-born again believers) that the vultures come after. However, knowing now that Mt. 24 has nothing to do with the Church and everything to do with the Jews, I was wondering if perhaps it is referring to Jehovah coming to the aid of Israel during the tribulation.

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Who Was Revelation Meant For?

Q. I was just reading your article on “No one knows the Day or the Hour”. It is very good. After many years of things that were viewed in the traditional sense that didn’t make sense, I finally realized that the Book of Matt. was all Jewish. Why would Jesus talk about things that were going to be revealed by Paul, anyway? The Church is no where in view in the Gospels.

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Old Earth Young Civilization

Q. I was channel-surfing last night, and began to watch ( a well known christian TV personality). All these years, he’s said that the earth is young, and that the evolutionists had it all wrong. Now, he says that earth is thirteen billion years old, and that there was another creation, of man. It is my belief that (he) has gone around the bend. What are your thoughts?

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Has The 2nd Coming Already Happened?

Q. Thank you for answering the many questions that you receive.  Your insight and knowledge helps many in their understanding of the Bible and living the Christian life with a world view.  One of the scripture texts which the Preterists use in arguing for the second coming in some form having taken place before the destruction of the Jerusalem in 70 AD is found in Matthew 16:28, Mark 9:1 and Luke 9:27.
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More 2012 Follow Up

Q. You have become one of my favorite people to read.  Your article on 8/29-2012…The End Of The World was both exciting and scary. I thought you tempered it well, as you always do, so I am not going to sit on the roof in 2012, but I had a thought this morning that raised a question.
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What Was Peter Talking About?

Q. When Acts 2:20 states, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord,” do you think that means before the last 1/2 of the trib, or sometime just before or at Christ’s physical return to the Mount of Olives?

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666 Talents of Gold

Q. I  ran across 1 Kings 10:14 and was curious about 666 talents of gold. This seems ominous. Could you please elaborate???

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Were Joseph And Mary Married?

Q. I home school and each year our home school co-op puts on a Christmas play. The play this year has a theme about the real meaning of Christmas. It’s done in a modern stance with the children playing reporters and such. It has a part about Jesus’ birth.  The play director lists that Joseph and Mary were engaged when they went to the Inn.  I have always thought that Mary and Joseph were married when Jesus was born as Joseph calls Mary his wife in Matthew 1:24.  But one of the mothers insists that they were still engaged because under the Jewish traditions a couple was not considered married until after the union was consummated.  Which is right?

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